Generating Statistical Tables with Canned Statistical Software
A method of generating common statistical tables using canned statistical computer software is presented. This method allows instructors to provide statistical tables for their students, tailored to their needs. The four most common tables used in elementary college statistics courses are z (standard normal), t, F, and chi square. Specific "p" values for these common statistics are computed automatically by most statistical programs for the procedures that are being used. With a little formatting information, code can be written to cause the statistical software program to output tables. Procedures for producing these four tables using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) software package are presented. These tables were downloaded into a word processor for this paper, and are included as Appendix B. Appendix A is the SAS code for generating the tables. (SLD)
McLean, J.E. & Hebbler, S.W. Generating Statistical Tables with Canned Statistical Software.